New York University, Faculty Resource Network
Currently accepting faculty applications
- By Wanda Renarda Heading-Grant
The University of Vermont is a member of the Faculty Resource Network, which is a national consortium of 52 universities and colleges centered at NYU (New York University).
The Network invites faculty to submit an application to participate in their 2015 winter seminars and visiting scholar program. This is an opportunity to study a topic of importance to your teaching and research in a collegial environment. These opportunities are available to UVM tenure and non-tenure track faculty whose primary assignment is teaching, and who have at least a .75 FTE for nine months or more.
Please note that the application materials and the deadline dates vary between the Network Winter seminars and the Scholar-in-Residence program.
Program Descriptions and Deadlines are outlined below:
The Network Winter Seminars are a series of one-week seminars on a broad range of topics that occur concurrently in Athens, Greece. This year’s seminars will run concurrently from Monday, January 12 to Friday, January 16, 2015 and include:
The City in Contemporary World Literature
The City as Teaching Canvas
The City and the Environment
To apply for participation in a 2015 seminar and for more information, please visit the website
The deadline for submitting applications to NYU is Friday, October 3, 2014. However, your application must go through the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs to be considered by NYU. Please submit your applications to me so that I receive them on or before Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
The application packet for Network Winter seminars must include the following: original application, statement of intent, curriculum vitae, and letter of support from the Dean or Chair of your department. The statement of intent should be a statement of at least one page in length indicating your intellectual and/or academic interests and the research or curricular development project you hope to produce as a result of participating in a network faculty enrichment seminar. Indicate specific courses or programs which will benefit your institution as a result of your participation in Network Winter. The letter of support must indicate the value of your participation in Network Winter to your school or department.
Academic Year Scholar-in-Residence Program
The Scholar-in-Residence program allows faculty from member Network institutions, who are either on leave or sabbatical from their home institution, to come to New York University to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication. The program allows Scholars to explore new dimensions in their disciplines; to engage in intellectual exchange and investigate resources not available to them at their home institutions; to broaden their own pedagogical expertise; to enrich existing courses or create new ones; and to expand professional contacts. Participation in the SIR program not only enhances the faculty members’ knowledge and skills, but also significantly contributes to the intellectual environment of their home institutions as they share what they learn with their colleagues and students.
Throughout their residency at the University, Scholars confer periodically with New York University faculty who serve as Research Consultants and who are both aware of the Scholars’ project and knowledgeable in their field. Each Research Consultant is able to offer collegial discussion, friendly and constructive criticism, and information on New York City and NYU resources. The Network identifies each Research Consultant and provides the time and place of the initial meeting between the SIR and Consultant during the orientation meeting. The ties that develop between Research Consultants and Network Scholars often become the basis of on-going professional relationships that last well beyond the period of the direct participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program.
To apply to be a Scholar-in-Residence for the spring semester and for more information, please visit the website.
The application deadline for the Spring 2015 Scholar-in-Residence program is Friday, September 12, 2014. However, your application must go through the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs to be considered by NYU. Please submit your applications to me so that I receive them on or before Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
The application packet for the Scholar-in-Residence program must include the original application and the following: detailed project statement, project synopsis, curriculum vitae, and letter of support from the Dean or Chair of your department. The detailed project statement should describe your research and/or curriculum development project and its objective in five pages or less. It should explain how you will use the resources of New York University by indicating: a) the department(s) with which you wish to be associated b) the name(s) of the faculty member(s) with whom you wish to consult (if known). The project synopsis should be a 100-500 word document describing your research project proposal. The letter of support must indicate the value of your participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program to your school or department.
Please submit completed application packets to: Vice President Wanda Heading-Grant, 85 S. Prospect St., 346 Waterman Building, Burlington, VT 05405.